John J. Salka, Jr.

JOHN J. SALKA Jr., a Firehouse® contributing editor, recently retired as a battalion chief with FDNY, serving as commander of the 18th battalion in the Bronx. Salka has instructed at several FDNY training programs, including the department’s Probationary Firefighters School, Captains Management Program and Battalion Chiefs Command Course. He conducts training programs at national and local conferences and has been recognized for his firefighter survival course “Get Out Alive.” Salka co-authored the FDNY Engine Company Operations manual and wrote the book First In, Last Out – Leadership Lessons From the New York Fire Department. He also operates Fire Command Training (www.firecommandtraining.com), a New York-based fire service training and consulting firm. To comment on this column, contact him at chiefsalka@firehouse.com.

Standbys, Covers And Relocations

Standbys, Covers And Relocations

Salka: Incident Commanders...Here We Go

Salka: Incident Commanders...Here We Go

The Fire Scene: Pre-Connected Hoselines

The Fire Scene: Pre-Connected Hoselines

The Fire Scene: America's Real Fire Problem

What Are You Thinking?

What Are You Thinking?

Fireground Radio Rules: How to Sharpen Your Skills

Fireground Radio Rules: How to Sharpen Your Skills

Salka: Confronting Danger as a Firefighter

Salka: Confronting Danger as a Firefighter

Making Mistakes – And Correcting Them

Making Mistakes – And Correcting Them

Salka: There's Not Just One Way to Run The Fire Service!

Salka: There's Not Just One Way to Run The Fire Service!

The Fire Scene: Portable Ladder Tips: Storage & Placement

The Fire Scene: After-Action Reports: Analyzing Your Performance

The Fire Scene: After-Action Reports: Analyzing Your Performance

Salka: Hydrant Work

Salka: Hydrant Work

The Fire Scene: Retrieving Information

The Fire Scene: Firefighting: The Greatest Job

The Fire Scene: Firefighting: "The Greatest Job"

The Fire Scene: Failure as a Motivator In Firefighter Training

The Fire Scene: Failure as a Motivator In Firefighter Training

Great Expectations Of Those Who Serve

"Great Expectations" Of Those Who Serve

Salka: Blountstown Fire Video Revisited

Salka: Blountstown Fire Video Revisited

Salka: Get Your *%$#$% Together!

Salka: Get Your *%$#$% Together!

The Fire Scene: Stay Safe! What Does It Really Mean?

The Fire Scene: "Stay Safe!" What Does It Really Mean?

Salka: Globe Article on Boston FD Incomplete and Incorrect

Salka: Globe Article on Boston FD Incomplete and Incorrect

The Fire Scene: Conforming: Teaching Our New Members to Excel

The Fire Scene: "Conforming": Teaching Our New Members to Excel

Salka: There is No Cultural 'Solution' to Firefighter Deaths

Salka: There is No Cultural 'Solution' to Firefighter Deaths

Salka: What About Them?

Salka: What About Them?

 

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